Orly Taitz reports in a mass emailing that her case challenging the Patient Protection and Accordable Health Care Act has been re-filed, this time to the Northern District of Texas. The California court said the venue was wrong.
Taitz v. Sebelius boils down to two points:
- PPACA denies equal protection because it (like Medicare) has a religious exemption, therefore since it is a tax, it falls unequally on people who don’t get the religious exemption.
- Obama is a foreigner with a Connecticut social-security number and can’t sign legislation.
Taitz, who seems to be fueled by anti-Muslim fervor, claims that it is the Muslims that would benefit from the religious exemption because their religion speaks against insurance; however, Muslims don’t opt out of Medicare, so this particular argument seems to be bogus.
What does bring a couple of milliseconds of anxiety is the fact that the case will be heard by a Texas judge, and one cannot help but remember the character of crazy Texas judge Quinn in the novel, A Natural Born Citizen by Don Rosebrock. (Judge Quinn was modeled on a real-life crazy judge, but not one from Texas.) The judge assigned to Taitz’ case is Jorge A. Solis. According to the Dallas Bar Association, one of Judge Solis’ pet peeves is lawyers who are “not professional.”
I’m feeling better already.